Cert First Assist III PRN Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/30/2021


Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Patient Care
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


"Cert First Assist III PRN Days" AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:


You Will Be Responsible For:

1. Positioning the patient

2. Providing visualization of the operative site by the following:

   A. Appropriate placement and securing of retractors with or without padding

   B. Packing with sponges

   C. Digital manipulation of tissue

   D. Suctioning, irrigating, or sponging

   E. Manipulation of suture materials (e.g., loops, tags, running sutures)

   F. Proper use of body mechanics to prevent obstruction of the surgeon’s view

3. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis

4. Participating in volume replacement or auto-transfusion techniques as appropriate

5. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes


What You Will Need:

  • High School education or equivalent
  • Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Course
  • Able to precept and act as resource person and preceptor in multiple surgical specialties.
  • Minimum six years’ experience as a CST/CFA (CST experience calculated as ½ years experience).
  • Specialist in at least 3 major surgical specialties (Orthopedics and Neurosurgery/Spine) and Robotics.
  • Certification as a First Assistant by one of the following:

  • National Board of Surgical Technician and Surgical Assistant (NBSTA) or
  • American Board of Surgical Assistant. (ABSA) or
  • National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistant (NCCSA)

  • American Hearlth BLS

Job Summary:

Prepares and maintains the surgical area, scrubs and is first assistant to the physician during procedures, assists the RN in technical functions related to patient care in the OR and assists in the training of others and functions as a resource within the department.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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